Monday, March 30, 2009

Wendy and I Have A Surprise! Please Read!!!

Beginning April 1st, Wendy and I will have monthly drawings for giveaways! ONLY MEMBERS WILL BE ELIGIBLE!!!

We will post each month showing (or telling) what the giveaway for that month will be 2 weeks before each drawing, so members will have time to enter their name for the items being given.

Since our 1st drawing is so special, I'm going ahead and posting it now! Michele, the CEO of Heaven and Earth Designs is so generously donating A CHART OF THE WINNER'S CHOICE ...AND.... a NEEDLE THREADER with the glass beads she is making herself!! How incredible is that??

Wendy and I are so excited and appreciative of Michele's generosity.

Here is some fun things you may or may not know about Michele and HAED she wrote to us about yesterday:

"I am a Jill of all trades and a Master of none! I have dabbled in jewelry for years and have actually learned a lot of my craft from Bob who used to own a jewelry store in St. Thomas Virgin Islands.

HAED started in 2001 and our first artist was Sheila Wolk and then it was Jessica Galbreth (whom is now a very dear friend) and then so on. I have 26 years experience in Information Technology and have always worked a day job until 2 weeks ago when I was laid off (I was an Executive Manager for Hormel Foods). My goal is to now run HAED full time with Bob by my side and to also grow the jewelry side of things to keep the mix interesting.

I am a Mom to 3 and a Grandmother to 2 and soon to be 3 and my Grandchildren are the loves of my life. Heaven and Earth is named after Bob and I and his zodiac is Earth and mine is Heaven (Air). We are soulmates and about as close as two can possibly get. He is my love, my life, my dreams and my wants but most of all he is my friend…..

Michele
CEO, Heaven and Earth Designs "

And many of you know she does all that charting!! WOW! I can't even imagine!

I will post these on the sidebar, but here are links to her stores and blog:

Etsy http://www.anxious1.etsy.com/
Blog http://heavenandearthdesigns.blogspot.com/
http://www.heavenandearthdesigns.com/

All you members have to do to be eligible, is to leave a comment on this post. On April 1st, Wendy and I will have the drawing and post it as quickly as possible. We will get your chart choice from you and send your info to Michele:) We wish you best of luck to you all!


Hugs!

Cindy F. & Wendy

72 comments:

lyssophietje said...

Wow, what a really great and wonderfull suprise! You guys are wonderfull!!! I hope you can solve the label problem,

Mirjam

Rachel said...

Wow! What a great thing to do! That was a very nice unexpected surprise. I would love to enter the drawing!

~Rachel~

jessneal said...

Wow, that's wonderful. Thanks for the history of HAED. I love they do and now knowing that this is now her full time job, I will only buy HAED patterns from the site and no were else (ie retailers).
~jess~

Juls said...

What fun!!!!! Please include me!

Melissa33 said...

WOW! That's an amazing generous offer from HAED and from both Cindy and Wendy. I'd love to be included in the drawing also!

Mich said...

Incredible what a response there is on this blog. Have you noticed that there are already 50 people in the group, halfway already just after 2 weeks. Unbelievable !!

And then to see that Michele from HAED herself is also supporting this, is great to see. I hope to read more about her, and wish her all the best with HAED becoming a fulltime job now. I'm sure that she will feel that it's a good choice, and am convinced that this will lead to lots of good things, both for her and all her fans loving to stitch her beautiful patterns.

Keep up the good work ... both Michele and of course also Cindy F and Wendy !!

ZuZu said...

Wow that's exciting news! Michele and Bob are both such great peeps!

suequeblue said...

Wow-what a great surprise! Thanks to Cindy and Wendy, and of course Michele!

Susan

Terri said...

Wow what generosity. I remember when Michele was first starting out.

Valerie L. said...

Wow! thank you so much!
I'm so happy to be a part of this blog girls!
Please include me! And I was really interested by the history of Heaven and Earth design!

Au revoir et merci :)

Nancy said...

Wow! Thank you so much for your kindness! I truly loved learning about Haed's beginnings too!

Please add me in for the drawing.

Nancy

Anita H said...

Wow, how neat is this. Of course I want to join in. Thanks so much to Michele too.

Anita

Suzie said...

What a nice surprise to come home to! It is wonderful to learn more about Michelle's artistic endeavors, and to have her endorsement for our group! And what a VERY thoughtful gesture to make all of us drool at the very thought of getting a new HAED pattern!

Despite my best intentions, I didn't get too much stitching done while we were in Rochester. The lighting was terrible in our motel room, beyond what even my little bitty light could handle, and at the clinic, we were on the go too much to settle in and stitch. However, I did spend all of my free time both on Thursday and Friday, winding my floss bobbins for my Iris! I've gotten more than half of my 99 different colors done now! You didn't think that I'd let Thursday go by without working on my project, did you?

Now that we're home though, I don't know how much I'll be able to post for a bit. Just after we got home, while I was bringing out bags in, lightning struck right outside our house. If I hadn't stopped to grab my trusty photo taking hat, now referred to as my lucky hat, I would have been outside, schluping across a patio with inches of water on it, with more pouring down on me, just yards from where that bolt hit! I saw the bolt flash across in front of me, and the ball of white light when it hit the pole! Yikes! Even though our computers were protected, a spike came through the phone line, and has messed up our computers good. It also short circuited my stove. .more stitching time! I can't cook!!, and blew out the timers we had on the lamps. It also blew out the light bulbs in the garage.
But, it could have been worse. So now, we figure out exactly what needs to be fixed, and take it from there. Hopefully, I'll be back here more frequently, very soon.

It is SO good to see that so many have joined, just in the few days that I was gone1 I'm limping along on my hubby's laptop, so I can't really enjoy seeing everyone's projects, but it will be fun to catch up, once I'm back on my computer again.

Until then, everyone have fun! I'll check back as often as I can!

stitchinfiend said...

Michele and Bob are such generous and wonderful people to deal with.

Since I found HAED I have made them the Focus of my stitching and I simply never tire of stitching them and it is so exciting seeing new patterns all the time.

This is so neat that they will give away a pattern.

Yoyo said...

Wow what an amazingly generous offering from Michele and Bob. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks to Cindy for sharing Michele's lovely words, it's nice to know who/what is behind all these gorgeous designs. I hope that making HAED a full time job is the perfect placement and grants all your wishes Michele.

Carolyn NC said...

What a great surprise! Nice to learn about Michelle herself, too. Thanks for all you do. Hope you get all the little kinks worked out! :)

Diana said...

What a wonderful surprise.Michele & Bob are always so generous.

Patchesmany said...

What a wonderful surprise

5horizons said...

Fantastic suprise! I'd love to enter the drawing.

Marie said...

Hello ! This is a so generous and unbelievable idea ! Please include me for the drawing !!
Thank you for everything !!!

Joke said...

What a nice surprise!! Please count me in for the drawing, there are some HAEds I would like to stitch LOL

ladyhawke said...

I have always found Bob and Michele to be very generous and helpful. What a wonderful gift to give to this new Blog and stitch along.

Bonnie said...

I love HAED patterns so much and am so glad that you started this wonderful blog. It is great to see the beautiful heirlooms in the making.Thanks to Cindy and Wendy and most of all thanks Michele.

Sally said...

What a wonderful surprise and so very generous of Michele:) Please enter me in the drawing.

Louanne said...

WOO HOo!!! How cool is that!!??!!! Thanks for the background!

pruts said...

great idea. how many stichers are there yet?

Sjoukje said...

Of course I'd like to enter the drawing!

Sjoukje

Becca in MD said...

Woohoo! Please enter me in the drawing. A new threader would be so helpful with the attempts I've been making to try parking. :)

Thanks!

Lynn B said...

What a lovely surprise! I am so pleased that your blog has got so many members, it is a thrill to see it growing so quickly!
Please include me in the draw, if I am lucky I will not be able to reply straight away as I am on holiday until the beginning of April.

Hugs!

Elsje said...

Wow, what a wonderful surprise and how generous of Michele! Please count me in for the drawing.

Els

Astrid said...

What lovely.... enter me in the drawing to.... Astrid

maegwin4 said...

So thoughtful..Please enter me too.
Dawn

Jackman73 said...

What a lovely suprise. Lovely to hear where it all started from....your generosity is much appreciated

Jackie x

Laura said...

What a wonderful surprise! I, too, would love to enter the drawing.

Maxine said...

Wow that's an amazing draw and I would love to be in it. Thank you Michelle for offering it :)

kiwiflowa said...

Thanks for the opportunity! I would love to enter the draw. It's so nice to learn about the real people behind the company logo.

Cheryl said...

Thanks to all who made this possible. Please count me in!

Dragonflymystic said...

Count me in :) :) :)

Lisa said...

What a wonderful contest and so generous of Michelle to contribute. I'd love to be included in the draw please.

Elfie said...

What a lovely thing to do. I'd loev to enter the draw. I really enjoyed the info about Michele. She must be a very special lady.

Kim D Messick said...

Count(ed cross) me in! What a wonderful and generous surprise!

Yvonne said...

I was very sure that I gave a comment 2 days ago but I can't find mine anymore :0(

Thank you so much for this drawing. I've always thought Bob is the one charting the designs. I started to get suspicious when it is Michele who reply to my mails sometimes for some background removals. Thank you for the history of HAED. I've alway wanted to know how they started.

Yvonne

BW said...

What a wonderful idea! A big thank you to Michele for the offering. :)

Please count me in for the drawing.

My computer has died and I am only online intermittently for now.

Romantic Fool said...

I would love to be counted in the drawing! I love the concept of this blog!

tetcha said...

Michelle and Bob are fantastic! I have been addicted to HAED since the moment I came the website and admit I am up to 7 wips at the moment lol... The detail in the patterns is unmatched and I can't resist buying every chance I get. Also, Kudos to Cindy and Wendy for this fabulous blog, I love checking out other stitchers work and sharing mine with people who truly can appreciate what we do :-)

CathE said...

Wow, what a generous offer. I would love to be entered into the draw.

Kathy A. said...

Me too, me too,me too.
And supported by the owners of HAED - how cool is that.
Bob was online the day I ordered my HAED and had a little trouble with the download. He was very helpful and even answered a couple of questions for me. I look forward to getting to know the two of them better.

Andrea said...

What a wonderful surprise to see this although Bob and Michelle have always been helpful to me and I just found them less than a year ago and fell in love with their charts. Thanks Michelle for offering to donate the chart.

Srinity said...

Thanks Michele for donating a chart! I would love to be included in the draw. :)

Susan said...

I would love to be included in the drawing!

Thank you,

socialsue

nkbabe said...

What a lovely idea and whoever the lucky recipient is, they will always treasure such a unique gift.

Claire said...

WOW what a suprise and how generous! Thank you!

RachelC said...

What a great idea! And Michele is so generous to give such a wonderful prize - the winner will be so lucky!

Rachel

beth said...

this is so generous- thank you! Please enter me.
beth

Stephanie said...

This is so very nice and generous of you. Thank you so much! I would love to be entered into this!
-Stephanie

Gabi said...

This is such a lovely idea. And it was also so very nice to read more about Michele's background.

Sabine S. said...

Oh what fun monthly give aways will be! Thanks to Michele for starting us off and supporting our blog!
Sabine

Mimosa said...

What a wonderful idea! I would love to enter the drawing.

Mimosa

Shari said...

wow, that is so generous of Michele!! I would love to be entered! And today is stitch on HAED day!!!! woohoo!!! I get to this week!!!!!

totallythreadup said...

I look forward to joining in the draw and who knows may be lucky enough to win sometime. Good luck to everyone who has joined.

pethairxstitcher said...

What a generous thing for Michele to do, she is always surprising us with gifts from the Heart!

Louanne said...

Very cool! Thanks for the background! This blog is so inspiring!!!

Beatrice said...

PLEASE add me to this wonderful draw.

This is just tooooo exciting. To be supported by the wonderful folks of HAED.
Thank you for sharing this nice letter. It's nice to get to know Michele and Bob and to know a bit of their history.
And thanks for the links!
Stitch with happy fingers!

Billie said...

I would like to join the drawing too.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Oh yea!!! I would love to be added, too!! Great that Michelle is so kind to share with us. She's a doll. And, thanks to you for reaching out to her!
Deb

Katie said...

Just joined this wonderful blog and trying to look around. Seen this and just had to enter. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. That Michele is a fantastic person indeed!

Kyriaki said...

This is lovely! Lucky us, especially lucky whoever wins this. Can't wait to see who it is and what they pick :)

Shari M said...

How wonderful. Great idea, I think.

Cheers
Shari M
Canada

Vickie said...

Thanks so much Michelle!! You have such beautiful designs.

Marjean said...

How generous of you! Thanks for the chance.

Bellatrix said...

Please, add me to this wonderful draw. Thanks!!

Cynthia F said...

Please add me to this wonderful and Very Generous offer. Thankyou very much!!